New Word for the Day:

Missional

I thought Gailyn was making this up but Ryan Bolger at Fuller uses it in a discussion of emerging churches, in fact as part of the definition of an emerging church. I have obviously been out of the academic mission loop too long.

BolgBlog defined it as “live with them, not come to us.”

Gailyn defined it as mission involved at every level. Sending missionaries, and believing in the need for Jesus’ redemptive powers in our own lives as well.

I wonder what would happen if I put it in a dictionary search. Interesting:
An adj for mission.
Which is defined as (in those most closely relating):
A body of persons sent to a foreign land by a religious organization, especially a Christian organization, to spread its faith or provide educational, medical, and other assistance.
A mission established abroad.
The district assigned to a mission worker.
A building or compound housing a mission.
An organization for carrying on missionary work in a territory.
Missionary duty or work.
A Christian church or congregation with no cleric of its own that depends for support on a larger religious organization.
A series of special Christian services for purposes of proselytizing.

I think M, my son, had the funniest definition for it. “It sounds like where missionaries go to the bathroom.”